Jana Duggar Addresses Rumors About Dating Laura DeMasie

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If you’re a Duggar fan, you’ve likely been wondering about Jana Duggar’s love life. The 29-year-old is one of the oldest children and is the oldest daughter in the family. Her four younger sisters have gotten married, but she still hasn’t found the right one for her. Typically, the Duggars get married in their early twenties.

Because she still hasn’t gotten married yet, fans have been speculating about a potential courtship. There have been rumors about Jana Duggar and Lawson Bates, but she has since denied them. For the past few years, there have been rumors about her dating Laura DeMasie, a longtime family friend. We have seen Laura DeMasie on some episodes of Counting On and on social media with the Duggars.


Derick Dillard, who is notorious for speaking his mind on social media, did address these rumors on his sister-in-law’s behalf. This wasn’t enough to put an end to the rumors for long though. Fans have continued to ask.

She has now decided to come out and address these rumors. Up until this point, it has seemed like the two could be in a relationship. It would explain why she has waited so long to get married. The same-sex lifestyle is likely not acceptable in the Duggar family.

Adding to the suspicion, Laura DeMaise moved so that she could go to design school. Some fans believe that Jim Bob Duggar was behind this move. This hasn’t been confirmed nor denied.

What did Jana Duggar have to say about the rumors?

It seems like Jana Duggar finally got tired of these rumors going around. She decided to publicly address them so that fans would stop asking her about it. Recently, a fan asked her about this potential romance. In response, Jana Duggar said, “No. And I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever.”

Then, she added, “I have ‘courted’ or ‘dated’ a few guys, but so far nothing has gone into a serious relationship. Just continuing to wait and pray for the right guy to come along.”

Typically, the Duggars court instead of dating. This means that they have supervised dates and have a set of rules to follow. It’s somewhat shocking that Jana Duggar may have dated instead of courting.

She was very clear in her explanation. She likely gave fans what they wanted by answering their questions about Laura DeMasie. The news about her prior courtships was something that we weren’t expecting to hear from her. This will hopefully help to deter some fans from continuing to ask about Laura DeMasie.

What do you think about Jana Duggar’s response to the rumors? Let us know in the comments below!

Aubrey Chorpenning


  1. I think it’s terrible how just because Jana has a close girlfriend, they automatically think she’s in a gay relationship. I admire her so much and think it’s a shame she had to address this issue. I say leave her alone. She’s such a lovely young woman and I give her so much credit for the way she’s waiting for the right guy to come along. She’s not in any hurry just because so many of her sisters have found love at younger ages. God has a plan for her and she’ll know when “Mr.Right” comes along. She’ll probably have the most beautiful wedding of them all !!!

  2. I also think it’s awful that people would come to that thought cos someone has a close friend. This family just can’t win with the rumor wars…

  3. The Rumor Mill that keeps accusing Jana of a relationship with her best friend are not fans. I never noticed anything but two good friends. Regardless who she has dated or courted, it’s no one’s business. I know many young women her age that aren’t married. That doesn’t mean they are lesbians. Those who are, so be it. Good for Jana. Wait until you meet the guy that’s right for you. Don’t let people pressure you into settling.

  4. i dont its really anyones business if she is dating or courting and it diffently is not our business if its a women or a man thats her business i do think that she will be the next one in a relationship with someone and iiiif that turns out to the right one then that would be great we should all just wish her luck and lov not keep questioning her private life

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